SEI St. Louis Structural Engineering Tour

Walking Tour of the Historical and Modern Engineering Marvels of St. Louis

SEI St. Louis Structural Engineering Tour

St. Louis, Missouri 63107, United States

Created By: SEI

Tour Information

This walking tour was originally designed for the attendees of the ASCE SEI Structures Congress 2020 in St. Louis, and is now open for all members of the general public that wish to discover both the historic and modern engineering marvels of the City!

The tour is approximately three miles round trip, and participants should allow two hours to complete the loop.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Completed in 1894 and designated as an ASCE Historic Landmark, the Congress host hotel is rich in engineering history and serves as the tour's starting point.    In the early 1900s, Union Station was the hub of passenger railroad traffic... Read more
Just five feet taller than the tallest building in St. Louis, the AT+T center is the second tallest in the city at 588 feet and 44 stories.  It is, however, the largest building in St. Louis in floor area at 1.4M square feet - and currentl... Read more
Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the Wainwright Building was designed by the famed architects Adler and Sullivan in 1891, and is considered to be the "father of the contemporary skyscraper".  The Wainwright building is credited... Read more
Completed in 1989, this building is the tallest in St. Louis and the second tallest in Missouri at 593 feet in 42 stories.  HOK was previously headquarted in this building, for which they also served as project architect.       ...
Old Courthouse was built in the Federal style and completed in 1828.  It was the tallest habitable building in St. Louis from 1864 to 1894 until Union Station was constructed, and is now part of Gateway Arch National Park.  It was designe... Read more
The structure of Old Cathedral was completed in 1834, and is 136 feet long and 84 feet wide, with a height of 40'.  The exterior stone facade and the four columns that support the Doric style portico are carved from Joliet stone mined near... Read more
What engineering icon's image is more closely associated with its place than the St. Louis Gateway Arch?  The Gateway Arch is the nation's tallest monument (630 feet tall) , and is 75 feet taller than the Washington Monument and over tw... Read more
Eads Bridge was completed in 1874 in the decade following the Civil War, when the Mississippi River had begun to lose its standing as the primary transport artery in the Midwest. Railroads were taking over, and Chicago was rapidly becomi... Read more
Busch Stadium is the home of the St. Louis Cardinals, and has a seating capacity of 44,494.  Opened in April 2006, it replaced Busch Memorial Stadium which partially occupied the current stadium's footprint.  The stadium was designed by P... Read more
Featured on the cover of the January 2020 edition of Civil Engineering magazine, this 90 year-old, one million square foot concrete-framed structure covers a 3-acre site.  Deemed vulnerable to seismic activity due to its location within 15... Read more
You've completed the full loop!  Congratulations and thank you for participating in the inaugural tour of structural engineering marvels in our host city.  Please provide feedback via the app so that we can continue to improve!  Enjoy th... Read more


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